Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Session: September 15—December 12

Please note: There is no storytime the week of Thanksgiving, November 24–28.

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Tuesdays at 10:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story. Includes a craft.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Toddler Art

    When: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:00 to make some age-appropriate crafts to take home. You can leave the mess here! Ages 1-3 with an adult; siblings welcome.

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  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

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  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

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  • Super Stolie

    When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    This captivating show will engage kids of all ages and get the whole family singing along. Get ready to sing, dance and freeze, hop and balance, and finish it all off with a "Rockstar Jump" and a high five! Free ticket required; pick up tickets starting at 9 a.m. the day of the show. Limit 8 tickets per family.

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  • Weekend Rhymetime

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your toddler on over for a special weekend edition of our story program geared to little movers and shakers, including songs, movement games, and fast-paced books. For ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

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  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

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  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

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  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

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  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

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  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

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  • Fun with Science!

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Talk, sing, read, write, and play your way to science fun as you learn how to engage your youngster in scientific inquiry through hands-on activities. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult. No registration required.

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